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American Saddlebred World Loses Dr. Sally Haydon

Dr. Sally Ann Haydon, 55, died Saturday, April 12. Sally was born on February 10, 1959 to Charles Haydon and the late Jane Montgomery Haydon in Versailles, KY. Sally was President and Founder of the Intercollegiate Saddle Seat Riding Association, Inc. (ISSRA), owner of Bluegrass Riding Academy, Professor and Chair of Equine Studies and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Midway College, and a former board member of The Cleveland Home. She was also a member of Midway Christian Church. In addition to her father, she is survived by 3 sisters, Charlene Haydon and Amy (Mike) Turner, both of Versailles, and Pam (Ray) Paulin, of Winston Salem, NC.
Services will be 10:00 AM, Friday, April 18 at Midway Christian Church with Reverend Heather McColl officiating. Burial will follow in Versailles Cemetery. Immediately after the burial, a reception to honor Sally’s life will be at Addie’s at the Woodford Inn, 140 Park Street, Versailles, KY. Casket bearers will be Joe Haydon, Mike Turner, Ray Paulin, Joey Johnson, Pat Nary, and John Willard. Visitation will be 4 PM-7 PM Thursday, April 17, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or Intercollegiate Saddle Seat Riding Association, Inc

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